4-H Members To Be Evaluated On Clothing & Textile Projects

4-H Youth participated in the Fashion Revue at the 2018 Chautauqua County Fair.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program is proud to have a variety of exhibits attend The Chautauqua County Fair each year. This week Chautauqua County 4-H members are preparing for the 2019 county fair to present over 650 animals, 1,000 non-animal projects, and to compete in several knowledge skills contests.

4-H provides a variety of quality youth development opportunities. One popular project is the sewing program. Sewing provides a variety of correlations to physical and psychological development. From a very young age sewing helps develop independence. Learning to sew can teach self-confidence and personal identity. Sewing is a skill that can teach mastery through a continued increase in difficulty. One sewing project that culminates in youth developing a great deal of self-confidence and mastery is the fashion revue and mannequin modeling program. This year Chautauqua County 4-H is proud to have 3 youth selected to attend the Great New York state fair with their sewing and fashion revue ensembles.

What is mannequin modeling?

Mannequin modeling is posing almost like a statue while modeling a 4-H sewing project. Mannequin modeling will help develop poise, concentration, and self-confidence.

4-H youth in the clothing and textiles project will be having a fashion show and mannequin modeling at the Chautauqua County Fair on Tuesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 17th in the 4-H Exhibits Building.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.